Thursday, February 16, 2023
February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day! What is a groundhog? We’ll learn about this iconic mammal and experiment with shadows! Bundle up and we’ll explore the farm and woodlands of Chestnut Hill Farm. Who knows what wintery delights await? Topics could include: animal tracking, ice experiments, snow activities, or animal hibernation.
Your little farm explorers will become fully immersed in what life is like here at Chestnut Hill Farm. Each morning will be a new learning experience. We will begin by learning about a seasonal topic based on what is happening in nature or the yearly cycle on the farm. We will take a walk on the farm, relating what we’ve learned to everything we are seeing! We may go on a nature scavenger hunt, look for wildlife, search for animal signs, or visit the farm animals. We will also make something together for your little one to treasure at home. This could be a related craft, something for the wildlife in your yard, planted seeds, or something yummy in a jar!
We have an indoor space to use for art and other activities, but we will also be spending time outdoors so make sure to come with layers!
This program is recommended for children age 2 years 9 months to age 5. Adult supervision is required; this is not a drop off program. Little farmers and their grownups should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty. Fee covers one child and an adult. Younger siblings between 1.5 and 2.9 years are welcome with an additional fee of $12/$18 for member/nonmembers. Siblings under age 1.5 can attend at no additional cost.
Please note, though we love dogs, they are not permitted at Chestnut Hill Farm.
Questions? Want to become a Trustees member and enjoy free and/or discounted programs? Contact ChestnutHillFarm@thetrustees.org.
Cancellation Policy: In the event The Trustees cancels a program due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify registrants by email and issue a full refund or transfer to another scheduled program within two weeks of the cancellation. To cancel a reservation, please contact Chestnut Hill Farm 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program.Register